I hope all are safe and well at this time. I want to put something out there for fan club members, please get back to me on this because I think it's not only important but can bring members together and more inclusive.
Steve, our magician member has kindly offered to do a small Catweazle Magic show as a token to members for what has been postponed this year. Now the thing is that to join in you will have to download "Zoom" - it's free for 40 minutes air time, which I think will be plenty of time for Steve to perform. I started to think that with this new download, it would be possible to have short online meetings, which means people can have their say should they wish and of course be more inclusive in the club. As ever this will be entirely dependant on the response of the membership.
I am new to zoom, so am not completely au fait with it, but I have used it and it is quite simple to download and use. Members who want to take part will be invited by email, and it will contain a code so that you can access the show or meeting etc.
So what I am asking all members is this, if you would like to see the little show and or become more inclusive with the club and other members in this way, please email me email@example.com stating that you wish to join the zoom club. Please include your membership number so that I will authenticate you as a member.
It s important to get feed back to move forward, so please do get back to me as soon as possible.
That's a great idea, Carol.. but I'm not too I. T. savvy also Zoom has had security probs of late with hackers gaining email and other info.
I don't wish to sound negative but I have a friend who investigated Zoom and while to a person who is genned up on these things, they said that there are so many options in the settings of Zoom they even got a little confused to which would be the correct settings as to make it secure.
But... If anyone knows the basics and would like to guide us through it, that maybe a route for some of us to make the venture..
Saying all this.. If weazlers are OK with Zoom, then it's a fantastic idea and opportunity for them..
Sadly, I have no trust in the Zoom software, so will respectfully, reluctantly pass on this. (I also don't have a webcam or microphone, so can't engage in webchats and stuff - which in many ways is my choice).
Thanks for commenting Alan and Chas. There is also Microsoft teams, which is supposed to be secure if that's more appealing, although you can only have up to 9 people at once, but I do not know anything about it like if it's free etc. So if anyone knows please say.
Hello Carol, Thank you for contacting me and saying you would like to be involved with the event.
But I need much more comeback from members whether it's nay or yay, our magician may well change the way it is viewed. I have said though that if people don't say anything then we will just cancel it as I don't want him putting a lot of effort in to trying to do something as a gesture to the 50th after the postponing of our big event, when no one can even manage a comment or reply to let us know. So brothers and sisters it's over to you.
Post by exmoordougweazle on Jun 6, 2020 14:26:17 GMT
Hi Carol......as you know, my IT-trickery knowledge is on a level just below that of Touchwood's and coupled with the fact that I have no clever devices to allow such modern forms of communication, I'll have to leave it to all those of you that can. Hope you get some more responses. Love and, from a safe distance, hugs to Weazlers everywhere Dxxxxxxxx
Hello Carol, this is my first post on here since joining both the facebook page and the actual fan club itself. I am just responding to your request regarding a zoom call. Thank you for the idea but I don't think I would be interested at this time. Best wishes
I think Zoom is getting some pretty bad press of late. The Zoom company is constantly updating its security and assures users it's safe to use. If it's good enough for the Queen it's good enough for me! I'm in!
Thanks, Doug, Mark, Bob and Vince for your replies. Jeff is already on zoom and he has also said he would like to join in. At the moment there are not enough replies to make any kind of decision especially compared to the views, so we won't make a decision just yet. It's even stevens at the moment out of very few.